Shortlisted for Yell Awards  


Local MP's website Short-Listed for the Yell UK 2000 Web Awards recognised as one of the top websites in the UK

What have Ben and Jerry and Edward Davey MP got in common? Both have been short-listed for the Yell UK Web Awards 2000.   The prestigious Yell Awards recognise the very best of the Net. With the Internet and e-commerce playing an increasingly important role in all aspects of our lives, the awards are a unique opportunity for internet users to nominate
their favourite site. 

The Awards, now in their fifth year, have attracted more interest than ever, with a 25 per cent increase in this year's nominations.  The 1000s of entries are divided into eleven award categories ranging from Best Personal Site to Best Internet Service Provider (ISP). Edward Davey's site was the only Member of Parliament's website among the eleven other entries shortlisted in the Best Personal Site category and narrowly missed out on becoming one of three finalists for this year's award.

Nigel Marson, Marketing Communications Controller, said,

"The response to the Yell UK Web Awards has been phenomenal this year. With such a large number of high quality and creative sites to choose from, short-listing candidates has been even tougher than usual."

Local MP Edward Davey added,

"I would like to thank everyone who has worked on the site for their efforts and specifically Councillor Mary Reid who has been the driving force behind the site's continuing success."

"It has always been important to me to be as accessible as possible to my constituents.  The site has proved to be an enormously popular means of enabling local residents to find out what I am doing and for them to give me their views, 24 hours a day and 7 days of the week."


This year's award categories

  • Best Personal Site

  • Best E-Commerce Site (Business-to-Business)

  • Best E-Commerce Site Business-to-Consumer)

  • Best Site for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (SMEs)

  • Best Site from a Non-Profit Making Organization

  • Best Entertainment Site

  • Best Youth Site

  • Best Community Site

  • Best Web Design Agency

  • Best Use of Technology

  • Best Internet Service Provider (ISP)

Judging Criteria for Best Personal Site   

  • Aimed at sites developed by individuals. Judges will be looking for:

  • Depth of personal effort contributing to the site.

  • Level and depth of knowledge and understanding of the site subject.

  • Understanding of HTML and Advanced HTML.

  • The degree to which the site would be useful to a wide audience and prompts visitors to return to the site.

Best Personal Sites shortlisted

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